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Some farmers are said to be worried about the prices they will be paid for their produce once the agricultural arrangement with Guyana and the proposed food terminal take root.

Richard Armstrong of Armag Farms, who was a guest of Starcom Network’s Brass Tacks Sunday radio programme yesterday which focused on agriculture, said “so many” individuals and firms have been calling him expressing concerns over the issue.

“[They’re] worried about where the prices of what they grow now are going to go. It is a serious worry out there in the farming community, because it’s okay to talk about food security, but the farmers are insecure about pricing,” he said.

However, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir, also a guest on the programme, said Government was not going to do anything to force farmers to bring their prices down.

“[Government] will make sure there is enough affordable food in Barbados so that Barbadians can get food at a more affordable price,” he said.  (GBM)

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